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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
france is being watched closely, because europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced live on television.
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Sep 15, 2010 6:30pm EDT
whole day. that is clearly, obviously, not enough. her husband works with us almost like these in the nearby village. the united nations food and agricultural organization is trying to help herder's. >> the crisis has brought affected production, but it has also affected the status of the animals, and these animals are the livelihood of these herder's. without these, they will be destitute, so that is why we need to save these animals. fao has been distributing animal feed to save these animals. >> of the harvests have improved somewhat this year, niger still faces a catastrophic hundred prices -- hunger crisis because the poor are so much norrish they simply cannot afford enough food to get strong again. this is a government-run from center that deals with children suffering from acute malnutrition. this mother has just brought her baby in to be assessed. this is the mother's third child. she is one year old. she will be admitted for attention, but the doctor said it is difficult to have to decide is accepted for treatment. >> there are places that have had to make choices betwee
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Sep 20, 2010 5:30pm EDT
ticking. >> swree the power at this very -- we have the power at this very hour. none of us can be comfort while so many lack the basics for a life of dignity. none of us should be able to rest easy knowing the fear and dispair that pervade the human family. let us make this investment in a better future for all. there is no global project more worthwhile. let us send a strong message of hope, a fundamental hope. let us keep our promise. >> we'll be speaking to our correspondent at the u.n. in a few minutes' time. the main newspaper in juarez, mexico has appealed to to the drugs gangs following a murder. the front page editorial refers to them as the de facto authorities and asked them what news it should publish or stop publishing to avoid its staff being attacked. times are still hard for many americans in the wake of the financial crisis. speaking at a meeting on american tv, president obama said it was going to take more time than expected to solve an economic problem that had taken years to develop. officials in northern india say more than 60 people have died in flooding and
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Sep 21, 2010 12:30am PDT
hostility to its neighbors. we will have to wait and see. >> ban ki-moon has warned leaders not to use the economic downturn as an excuse for missing targets on reducing poverty. at a summit in new york he says it could still be [unintelligible] progress is fragile. our u.n. correspondent reports. >> the powerful and the glamorous have descended upon manhattan to talk about ending poverty and spur action to meet the blueprint for doing so. the millennium development goals have made a difference. >> this is an achievement we can be proud of. but we must protect these advances, many of which are fragile. the clock is ticking with much more to do. >> which of the goals are on target to meet the deadline? they plan to cut extreme poverty by half looks within reach because of economic growth in china and india. there has been much progress into getting children into schools and reducing the spread of aids. cutting the deaths of children and women who died in childbirth is off target. these farmers are among those who benefit it. they now get the latest market prices from mobile phones. the extr
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
earth. his son was just made a four- star general, that much we know. anything else that you can tell us about this young man? >> we know very little about him at all. he attended an international school in switzerland, classmates say that he was a fan of the american nba basketball league. other than that we know very little. he is thought to be around 27 years old. perhaps not the most impressive person to take over the running of one of the bombers -- one of the world's most authoritarian countries. >> how are people reacting in south korea? of >> huge reaction. north korea is one of the world's most totalitarian governments. people are used to predicting its demise. here for the first time in a long time we potentially have a sense of the moment that change, a subtle shift. it might not look like a coronation, but definitely a sense that something is going on and people are very interested. >> thank you, john. joining the in the studios is john hamm, international studio analyst. there is no question that something important is happening. >> definitely. it is clear that this is the f
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
president with a record low approval rating. >> the government is forcing us into a showdown. the only thing that can make as budget is a showdown. >> that showdown may force the government into further concessions, perhaps of face saver for the unions. two-thirds of the country are for reforms already approved by the house. it is president sarkozy who has the open hand. -- the upper hand. startednd's economy has to shrink again, despite coming out of recession earlier this year. gdp was down by 1.2% on the first quarter of the year. that contrasts with predictions it would have a small increase. the controversial diabetes drug avandia has been suspended. it has been linked to increased risk of heart failure. youtube and its owners have won a landmark piracy case brought by a spanish tv channel. each channel said its rights and violated when its videos were broadcast on youtube. the court found it was the copyright holder's responsibility to report the contents to youtube. the chairman for the international palate -- panel on climate change. it was reported that the panel containe
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Sep 15, 2010 12:30am PDT
controversial but today they used unprecedented language to rebuke one of the most powerful states. >> this is a disgrace. >> the commissioner said there were parallels with world war ii. >> this is a situation i have thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. enough is enough. >> the french government that says the roma are given 300 euros each when they leave the country. france is a part of the union and receiving a dressing down. today accused of misleading the eu. part of the discovery is an internal french memo making a mention of dismantling the roma camp a target. they could face legal action. >> it's a shame of france, i am against discrimination. >> i think that the french government is not necessarily wrong. >> it's pointed out that other countries have removed thousands of roma without attracting such criticism. and the earmarks to help these groups haven't been fully used. but today's comment is a huge embarrassment to the french president. and now stands a tough cop to collapsing his unpopularity. >> if president sarkozy was to back down, he wil
WHUT
Sep 6, 2010 6:30pm EDT
asking the government to help us. >> but the numbers are overwhelming. at last count, 18.6 million people have been affected, and losses could exceed 28 billion pounds. the government has promised initial payment of 120 pounds. the 13-year-old wants to be a doctor. she and all these children are living in classrooms next door. they and their families will be homeless again soon when school starts. >> let's round of some other main news. he said he made a mistake in accusing syria of assassinating his father. he was killed in 2005. he describes his words as a political accusation made too quickly. syria has always denied involvement. rescue teams have resumed their search for survivors of mud slide. authorities say 44 people have died. thousands more are at risk of flooding and landslides. south african trade unions have suspended their strike. more than 1 million civil servants will see the pay rise. union members say they will consider the latest offer. the spanish government has dismissed a cease-fire as insufficient after it said it will halt its violent campaign. the interior minister
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Sep 21, 2010 5:30pm EDT
has collapsed under its own way. it would have been used by thousands of pedestrians as they walked over to the main venue. now questions are being raised over the quality of construction. it was not meant to be this way. this was supposed to be india's coming out party, showcasing a global showcase. >> it is under control. we are doing our best. we are confident we will be able to complete the entire renovation and cleaning. >> but not everyone is convinced. some say unless india acts quickly, the event could be in jeopardy. bbc news, delhi. >> next tuesday, there will be a conference. that is not moving news in itself, but this one is north korea, and it is extremely rare. the last time it happened 30 years ago, it led to kim jong-il succeeding his father. there is insulation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. -- there is speculation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. >> this is an early confirmed photo of the sun, taken almost two decades ago. almost nothing is known about him except that he comes from a ruthless bloodline. the eternal president and his son ki
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Sep 2, 2010 12:30am PDT
leaders not to miss the chance for peace. no regrets as tony blair publishes his memoirs. it tells us about his decision to send troops into iraq. police have shot dead a radical environmentalists who held three people hostage in maryland. meatballs and chicken, the miners get their first hot meal in three weeks. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast in the u.k. and around the world. president obama appeared alongside the israeli and palestinian leaders on the eve of the first peace talks for nearly two years. he urged them to walk a path of peace. >> we are fathers blessed with sons and daughters, so we must ask ourselves what kind of world do we want to give to our children and grandchildren? tonight, and these are the questions that we must answer. this is a fitting moment to do so. for muslims, this is ramadan. it is rare for those two months to coincide. but tonight they do. different faiths, rituals, but a shared period of devotion. a time to reflect on right and wrong. a time to ponder one's place in the world. a time when people of two religions remind the world the truth
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Sep 29, 2010 12:30am PDT
where people can sell the things they bruce in unlit streets. police used to stop this kind of thing. now they let it happen. >> the way north korea operates, there will be a stable transition and will take a longer period of time rather than 1 or 2 years. >> there's o one immensly play. china. they want north korea to reform itself but they don't think that the military are capable of doing that. >> so in that closed mysterious country, the emergence of the dear leader, could mean change is on its way for the family business. >> a great editor kim jong-ils son is in power. >> it's still a crime to discuss the family in public. yet here we are in the space of two days. this unknown political novice is given the rank of a 4-star general will and told elected to two very senior workers party positions. it's confirmation. it will certain be seen that he's his father's closen successor. >> but we still don't know much about him. >> north korean's will know nothing. he's thought to have spent a number of years in an international school in switzerland. that will make him a more internatio
WHUT
Sep 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
it, yet, this is a guarantee of our pending liberalism, leaving us to look upon a very person like a brother or sister. >> only the evangelization of culture, he said, could combat what he called the dictatorship of relativism, which was threatening to obscure the unchanging truth about man's nature, destiny, and the goodness, and as the shadows lengthen, among the crowd, the baby benedictus, her mother, one of thousands of polish migrants, who have so boosted catholic populations here. >> we think christ was very happy because this was my daughter. i bore her, and she is mine. >> before today, there was nervousness in the church about whether this day would succeed, pessimism even. not now. >> the number of people living in poverty in america has escalated sharply. these latest census bureau reports show that one in seven americans or 43 million people, are living in poverty. another awkward headline for the obama administration, already under heavy fire from critics over its handling of the economy. the report from new york with the poverty rate is above the national average. >> th
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Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
the handover of power in the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship. kim jong il may use the conference, as it was previously postponed. our chinese correspondents traveled to the border for the report. >> this is the only concern vote of, taken about 15 years ago. soon, north korea could have a new leader. the glimpse of what is happening inside of this broken, secretive nation. a city with decrepit factories and only minimal traffic on the road. as the son of kim jong-il is being groomed, people are starving to death in the streets. >> the people are very weak. many of them starve. they just sit in one place and die. i once saw someone sitting on a public toilet without moving, they were too weak to move and they died two days later. >> there is some food, but very few have the money to buy it. these people have just one meal for day because the kim jong il economic policies have been disastrous. himself weekend likely by a stroke, he made a rare visit to china last month. looking for chinese support for his son's succession. other north koreans told us that his son is too
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Sep 13, 2010 2:30pm PDT
. >> stay with us if you run the program, we will be in the world's most populous muslim nation. we will hear in your from muslims and a group of christians holding mass nearby. the catholic church in belgium has promised to help mass of sexual abuse scandals by listening to them, by cooperating more closely with police, and setting up a center for recognition, reconciliation, and healing. over last week, an independent study showed that 13 victims had killed themselves. support groups have criticized church leaders for not apparently doing more to help catch and publisher of users. here is the report from brussels. >> cents at least the 1960's, a child sexual abuse was widespread in catholic-run schools, youth groups, and in the church. it was only on friday where the details were revealed in all their horror. it was prevalent with every diocese by teachers, use workers, priests, and that is one digit. some suffering silently. 13 people are saw -- thought to have committed suicide. >> this is clear that there's a high risk of abuse. they are abused from a very early age onward. as you c
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Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm EDT
the jail went from cell to cell, using bolt cutters, then setting fire to the building. intelligence indicates is the work of a radical islamists sacked, violently opposed to western education and science. around 100 other members were being held inside the jail awaiting trial for their part in last year's violent uprising against nigeria's police and government. back then, more than 800 were killed, and the leader was shot dead. the sec has been active, and they have headquarters in the capital. there has been unrest in other states, kabul, and other cities. they are for the implementation of strict islamist law. they have declared that they intend to regroup and rearm. it is feared this group are embracing new tactics and are behind a number of killings in which police officers are shot dead and the gunman speed up on motorbikes. bbc news. >> one tiny florida church has provoked demonstrations around the world. a response to its plans for announced burning of the koran to mark the 9/11 attacks. the pastor of the church is unaffected. he says the plans will go ahead for this saturda
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Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sunni and shi'a. his secretary of defense dumped a lengthy memo on how to administra
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
roads, but there are people who live along that shore. take a look behind us. we are pulling an enormous barge that carries cars and construction materials. for those communities, this is the only way of getting the materials to them. this is a vital supply line. in a few weeks, this journey would not be possible. much of the hudson bay and the arctic ocean freezes over. as the polar ice melts, shipping lanes are becoming accessible for longer in the year and for bigger vessels. that could mean the northwest passage becomes potentially navigable. it would take weeks off current shipping routes and would be extremely valuable. canada has asserted its authority over waterways in the ocean. the military recently held an exercise in arctic waters as a show of strength. the government of the country has invested more in chips to control the area. other countries' dispute what canada's is saying. they say the passage should be freely accessible to international shipping. the meeting this week is supposed to hammer that out. in remote areas like this, they're becoming under scrutiny li
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Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-- >> police are hunting men who attacked and jail. begun and it went from cell to cell, using bolt cutters, then setting fire to the building. the authorities say intelligent man -- intelligence indicates it is the work of boko haram, a radical islamists sect blindly opposed to western education. 100 other members were awaiting trial for their part in a riot last year. back then, more than 100 were killed, and the group's leader was shot dead in police custody after a siege of his camp out. -- compound. they have headquarters in the capital. but there has been unrest, too, in other states in the northwest of the country boko haram -- of the country. boko haram want the enactment of strict islamist law. it is feared that boko haram are embracing the new tactics and are behind a number of a so- called silent killings in which police officers are shot dead and the gunman speed off on motorbikes. bbc news. >> president obama has been detailing his plans to boost the american economy. his speech in cleveland, ohio highlighted his administration's plans for tax breaks. the hope is it will help b
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and put on planes to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
government tolerates night markets, where people can sell in the streets. police used to stop this kind of thing. now they let it happen. >> it signals there will be a very stable transition. and in north korea. it will take longer than one or three years. >> there is one other important player behind the scenes today, and that is china. china may be worried that north korea will inflow of with incalculable consequences for the in -- will in flowed with incalculable consequences for the entire region so, it is that closed mysterious country across the river -- it could mean that changes on the way for the family business. >> john since then, our world affairs editor there. at least seven people are confirmed killed. the rain collapsed a hillside, burying people in their homes as they slept. rescue workers have been struggling to reach the scene. 30 died in a mudslide in colombia. emergency services say the scale of the slide has made it rescue difficult across the country. 74 died in recent heavy rains. an egyptian court has reduced the sentence on a billionaire accused of killing a lebane
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Sep 16, 2010 12:30am PDT
deep respect for britain and his willingness -- his wanting to be here among us. that is the true voice of the pope. it is his own boys. >> the timing of the commons will be uncomfortable for pope benedict, head of an already sensitive visits. the couple be anxious to get this episode behind him. bbc news at the vatican. >> the u.s. middle east envoy, george mitchell, has said the leaders of israel and the palestinians are making progress on the issue of settlement building. mr. mitchell was speaking following a second day of direct peace talks between the israeli prime minister and the palestinian president. negotiators from both sides will meet for further talks next week. the bbc reports from jerusalem. >> and endless day of talks in jerusalem. there have been so many in the past. peace is still nowhere to be seen but the americans are not giving up. hillary clinton lead meeting after meeting with israeli and palestinian leaders, preparing the ground for the last session of the day. benjamin netanyahu gritted abbas at his official residence. first time abbas's here in two years. in t
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Sep 30, 2010 12:30am PDT
tough proposals to punish countries that ran up large debts. >> all of us have learned the hard way the lesson. now i see the members have a great deal of awareness of the need to take bold measures to avoid excessive deficits, to avoid the huge debt levels. >> in spain today, there was anger over cuts, but we found many others resigned to an era of austerity. >> europe's day of protest is unlikely to lead to a change of policy either here in spain or across europe. europe's leaders are committed to reducing the deficit, mainly through spending cuts. gavin hewitt, bbc news, madrid. >> this year's winner of the prestigious cycling race the tour de france has tested positive for a very small amount of a banned substance. the press officer for the spanish writer said the test was done during a rest on the tour and said he was the victim of food contamination. after the announcement, world cycling cheeps provisionally suspended him from all correspondent. simon robertson has more details. >> the three-time tour de france winner has tested positive for a substance. it happened on the 21s
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Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
overnight, but he has agreed to move that. we felt that would be a sign that god wants us to do that. the american people do not want the mosque there, and muslims do not want us to burn the chiron -- karan. we have agreed to cancel our event, and saturday i will be flying of there to meet with him. >> pasteur jones making that statement. this story gets no less bizarre or confusing. >> let's try to break this down in what we know if the moment. he made the statement that he had been looking for a sign from god to not go away -- to go ahead with the burning of the koran. he said he has had an agreement to move the location. within minutes, the islamic cultural center said they have no plan to move the unbuilding two blocks from ground zero. we are not quite sure what he thinks has been agreed, but he will fly to new york on saturday. we have to assume he has some agreement they are denying. we can see him making another statement. we're not going to hear what he is saying, but we can only assume he was sick to his agreement to not burn hundreds of copies of the crown and -- carranza
WHUT
Sep 30, 2010 6:30pm EDT
have for us? >> you mentioned it pretty much as much as we know so far, that first peru and colombia have closed their borders. a state of emergency has been declared by the government of president rafael correa. here in venezuela, chavez gave his soul back into his close ally, correa. so has the organization of american states and the u.s. embassy. while things are quickly moving on the ground in the cities in ecuador, they are also moving in the international forums as well. >> how confident does he feel in his position? if you have this bubbling, tense situation, is it is advisable to stand on the balcony and say, if you want me godgone, kill me. >> mr. correa is a very combat ative figure. chavez and he shared political visions. it is true to say that probably was not the most well advised step, but what he was trying to do is talk to the people holding a protest -- policemen -- and tried to reason with them. it went badly wrong. teargas was fired and he ended up in a military hospital. as in terms of whether he has control of the country, what is -- there are 150 military person
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Sep 6, 2010 2:30pm PDT
want to make everything clean and tidy. if we are asking the government to help us. but the numbers are overwhelming. at last count, 18.6 million people have been affected and pakistan's losses could exceed 28 billion pounds. the government has promised most affected families an initial payment of 150 pounds. woman backgive this her home. -- of this girl back home. the 13-year-old wants to be a doctor. these children and their families will be homeless again as school starts. >> the lebanese prime inner circle -- prime minister has saad hariri said he made a mistake in accusing syria of assassinating his father. mr. hariri has described his words as a political accusation made prematurely. he said lebanon and his -- and syria have historic relations and investigations into his father's killing have been misled by false testimony. rescue teams in guatemala removed -- resume their search for survivors after heavy mud slides and rain. authorities say at least 40 people have died. hundreds have been released -- remove from their homes and thousands more have been displaced by flooding and m
WETA
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
organizations. they have distorted islam or falsely used the banner of islam to engage in their destructive acts. >> and afghanistan, at the president's word has not been heard. protesters shouted death to obama. he warned the lives of u.s. troops are under risk. >> this may be one individual in florida. my concern is we don't have a bunch of folks think this is the way to get attention. this is a way of in danger in our troops. >> nine years after the attack ground zero is being rebuilt. a memorial park will stand on the site of the mass murder, but it is a plan to build an islamic cultural center that has raised questions about how muslims are seen in america. the imam says moving it would send the wrong signal. >> the headline would be islam is under attack in america. this would help recruitment for terrorists. this will put our troops and embassies under attack in the muslim world. we have given and fuelled terrorism. >> with an extreme threat come up one small church has thrust itself into the center of debate about what it means to be american. tomorrow america will mark the anniversary o
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Sep 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
could wait several more years and come back to the same issues. >> tony blair speaking to us. africa has seen substantial economic growth, but if it is not trickling down to the poorest in 10 african countries and experiment is clustering -- turning clusters of villages. >> it is a scene you would find across much of world youth donda -- rural uganda. life has changed in recent times for she and her husband. their income is no logger so dependent on this crap. thanks to the millennium of village project, they have more cows and goats. they now live in a brick home next door. >> we did not have enough food before. we did not have money and now we have money. >> making a difference to entire communities is what this project claims to do by targeting a specific area. school feeding programs are a key example, a way of getting poor children to go to school and stay there. critics suggest there is the risk that is the largest of four islands of success in a sea of failure. >> i think we have done our job. we have done our job in the sharing these [unintelligible] government is promising to ge
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Sep 1, 2010 2:30pm PDT
beast -- peace for us and our neighbors and, i think we can say, the world. >> mr. obama also welcomed the leaders of the palestinian and the israelis. king abdullah and other leaders will join the talks. but is there it now and new commitment to achieve peace? our correspondent reports from the west bank on what are the unresolved tensions. >> on a hill overlooking the city of jerusalem, hundreds of jewish settlers came to bury the dead. the symmetry is on the most sacred place -- the cemetery is on the most sacred place any jew can be buried. they were struck dead by palestinian gunmen on tuesday. it was the worst attack in the west bank in four years. in an emotional farewell, and 19-year-old -- a 19-year-old promise to look after the children. the question is, what will be the fallout of these murders? jewish settlers are saying they will unilaterally break a ban on new construction in the occupied west bank. and hamas, the palestinian group that carried out these killings, say that will not be allowed. if either of those things are true, the peace talks in washington will be furth
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Sep 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
hillary clinton calling it an important step towards peace. for more on that story, joining us from washington is stephen hadley, who served as national security adviser under president george bush and is now a senior adviser at the united states institute of peace. some people in the process today are saying they can wrap it up in the year. one wants to say, "hang on, guys, this is the middle east." >> that is certainly right. there is a sorry history of deadlines and time horizons in the middle east, but i think what is interesting is that the parties this time, both israelis and palestinians, particularly israelis, who have been especially suspicious of deadlines, actually have all agreed that ought to try the to do this in the year, and i think it indicates an awareness by everybody that there is a window of opportunity to do this, and that if it is not down in a fairly constrained time, there is a risk that violence could once again overwhelm the peace process. >> you used the phrase with no opportunity. i think it was james baker back in madrid in the early 1990's who original
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
practical results that can be delivered to our military and that this is used as a confidence-building mechanisms, rather than building up brand, idealistic plans. >> a weak u.s. economic recovery has slumped back into a double- dip recession ahead of a key jobs report due shortly, which could provide more evidence of a deteriorating labor market in the world's biggest economy. july, government cutbacks meant overall that 131,000 jobs were cut from payrolls in august could see similar numbers. finally, miami and major-league baseball between the nationals and the marlins. punches were thrown and work tackled by the first baseman. plain for all to see, it of a free-for-all. only three players were actually ejected as a result of all of that. great fun. jonathan? >> that is what i call a game. details that emerged during the trial are horrific as portugal hands down its verdict in a child abuse case. claiming that they were raped by myriad six men and one woman have been accused of this repeated abuse. >> charged with raping and abusing children, carlos cruz, former ambassador,
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Sep 11, 2010 12:30am PDT
organizations that have distorted islam or falsely used the banner of islam to engage in their destructive acts. and afghanistan, the president's word has not been heeded. protesters shouted death to obama, when the lives of u.s. troops are at risk because of the threat to america. >> this is one individual in florida. my concern is to make sure we did not start having a whole bunch of folks all across the country think this is the way to get attention. this is a way of endangering our troops. itour sons and daughters. >> nine years after the attack the new york, ground zero is being rebuilt. a memorial park will stand on the side of the mass murder. it is the plan to build the islamic cultural center a few blocks away that has sent some -- that has incensed some. but the man in charge says moving it would send the wrong signal. >> the headline would be islam is under attack in america. this will strengthen the radicals in the muslim world, help recruitment, and it will put our people, our soldiers, our troops, our embassies, citizens under attack from the muslim world. and we have expande
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Sep 10, 2010 2:30pm PDT
is one of the most beautiful villages on the coast. it is regular they used in tv adverts and films. -- regularly used in tv adverts. this devastating mud flow has been impossible to predict. >> firefighters in the u.s. are still trying to put out a huge fire in san francisco. sparked by a gas explosion, four people were killed. the explosion produced a fireball and crater 5 meters deep. >> these are the first minutes after the explosion ripped through a neighborhood. firefighters can do little but watch as gas fields inside. officials say more than three dozen structures in this area were destroyed after a gas line exploded. the morning revealed smoking ruins with hours before there were homes. several people are known to have died. the explosion left a giant crater in one town. >> this is difficult for the city. the sun is shining but there is still a dark cloud over this city. you have heard the numbers. unfortunately they will get higher. >> the fire burned into the night, spreading to more homes before gas supplies could be shut off. residents fled with what they could grab. >>
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Sep 29, 2010 2:30pm PDT
. >> traditional rulers are better. they know our problems. they are dealing with us directly, so they know our problems. >> they are very careful with that. traditional rulers like to protect their personality. they tell you they will make sure. >> over the years, under both military and civilian rule, the power of these cheats and scammers has steadily been eroding. how did they continue -- the power of these chiefs and emirs has steadily been eroding. how do they continue their hold on power? >> date rule along with traditional institutions. it is not set in the media, but it is there. there are signs it will always be there and the people will always follow through on what the traditional institutions want. >> the history and culture of this place dates back centuries and little has changed in terms of tradition. i have come to meet an eim mir, granted a special audience. >> we do not order people to vote for anybody. all we do is ensure that our subjects do abide by the rule of the election. we do that to further the rule of the government. there should not be any discrimination p
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm EDT
record low approval rating. >> the government is forcing us to a showdown. the only thing that can make them budget is a showdown. >> that may force the government to make further concessions, but two-thirds of the country are resigned to reforms already approved by the lower house. with the senate vote looking to be a formality, president sarkozy has the upper hand. christian fraser, bbc news, paris. >> our economy has started to shrink again. it came out of recession earlier this year. dee dee was down by 1.2% on the first quarter of the year -- gdp was down by 1.2%. youtube and its owner, googles, have one of landmark piracy case brought by a spanish tv channel. the court ruled it was the responsibility of the copyright owner to tell googol -- google that their property appeared on the youtube. the suspension of of controversial diabetes drugcontroversialavandia. -- controversial diabetes drug, avandia. it is linked to an increased risk of heart failure. it was supposed to be a showcase moment for india, showing itself to be a global power. but now it is being called a shame gam
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Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
in a japanese jail has been given a hero's welcome on his return to china. do stay with us, if you can, on "bbc world news." . still to come -- fresh hope for the chilean miners. how are the men coping belowground? first though, for days, there have been doubts about delhi's readiness for the commonwealth games. now the athletes are going in. for six days, officials have been pulling out all the stops. >> members of the nigerian team were arriving in the airport'. the anglin contingent started moving into the games village -- the england that contingent started moving into the games region. there is still a lot of work being done. frantic construction is carrying on, and the army has rebuilt the bridge that collapsed last week. they are feeling the heat, but they still found time. they are confident that eventually everything will be in top shape. >> we are cleaning up the rooms. but the public areas. -- the public areas we have also said that everyone has to work double time. >> most of the venues are being restored as the elite troops to go about securing them. india is taking a
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Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
pamela. she is going to give us a tour of what is going on here. >> here we have the office where we can look after people with a little bit more privacy. we can also use the computers there when we need to. there, we have the storeroom, which the mayor has brought to store supplies that are coming in. over there, another official building. >> the food is here? >> here is the kitchen. these are the people who look after the cooking every day. >> let's have a look and see what they are cooking for the family said. >> it is a bean stew. >> this is a typical chilean dish. >> as she offered some to the journalists as well. everyone gets hungry here. >> we have more in a storeroom. we have to make it bigger. behind them are the groceries that have been dominated by other towns and mayors. immigrate, let's go inside here. this is a dining room set up so that people can come and sit down and have breakfast or snacks. it is open all day. this is set up by the national tv station where people can watch tv. this is a shrine with all the st. statues. here is a version of the candle aria, very tradi
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
is called barbie. mexico argues that most of the weapons that the drug cartels use come from the u.s. the border situation is a difficult situation for both countries. >> thank you. sidecar bomber in the russian caucasus has quellekilled at le2 people. it was in the city of vladikavkaz in north ossetia. officials say the bomber blew up his vehicle by the main entrance to the market. the european parliament has passed a resolution calling on european governments to respect the rights of roman people. thas follows france's deportation of thousands of roman migrants. taliban leader mullah omar says his fighters are winning the war in afghanistan and that the nato led campaign has been a complete failure. those are his words. in a rare statement, he called on president obama to withdraw his troops unconditionally and as soon as possible. staying with afghanistan, in just over one hour, the british parliament will have a chance to debate and vote on the war against a taliban. british forces have been involved since the start of the conflict, but it is the first time the issue is put b
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
want to hear what you think. get in touch with us at gmt. the best way to do that is to go to our web site. you can watch highlights from the program and look back at some of our recent interviews. >> this is gmt on "bbc world news." i am george alagiah. fighting austerity cuts, a general strike in spain and protests across europe. in western europe, the eiffel tower is evacuated. intelligence officials intercept a possible plot. now details of the european plans to crack down on countries that do not live within their means. how are they going to do that? >> big fines could be the order of the day. the european commission will unveil plans shortly to help avoid another greek style that crisis. countries will be punished to repeatedly over spent or leather countries get out of control. -- or let their countries get out of control. finds seem to be the order of the day. we're still awaiting the press conference. what can you tell us about how they will do these fines? how much will they have to pay? >> they will be split up into two types. the first time will be the countries that cons
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